Efficient use of energy for heating, cooling, and power can make a big difference on your utility bills. Often, little or no cost changes like weatherstripping doors or reducing the thermostat setting can go a long way. But beyond saving money, home efficiency improvements have considerable potential for reducing the carbon footprint of a community. According to the most recent greenhouse gas inventory, residential energy use accounted for roughly 19% of St. Lawrence County's greenhouse gas emissions, only a few percentage points shy of the estimated emissions for all vehicle travel.
Would you like to improve your home's energy efficiency? Click here to access Upgrade Upstate, an online resource developed by Cooperative Extension, where St. Lawrence County residents will find home improvement projects to help make their home more comfortable, eco-friendly, and energy efficient.
Last updated April 4, 2018